Kate Hollern

Catherine Malloy Hollern (born 12 April 1955)[1][2] is a British Labour Party politician serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Blackburn since 2015. A member of the opposition front bench under the leadership of both Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer, she previously served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the former from 2017 to 2020, a Shadow Minister for Local Government from 2020 until her resignation in 2021, and briefly a shadow defence minister in 2016. Prior to her election to Parliament, she served as the leader of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

Kate Hollern
Shadow Minister for Local Government
In office
9 April 2020  12 May 2021
LeaderKeir Starmer
Preceded byJim McMahon
Succeeded byJeff Smith
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition
In office
14 July 2017  7 January 2020
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded bySteve Rotheram
Succeeded byTan Dhesi
Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces
In office
7 January 2016  10 October 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byKevan Jones
Succeeded byWayne David
Member of Parliament
for Blackburn
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded byJack Straw
Majority18,304 (40.9%)
Personal details
Born
Catherine Malloy Hollern

(1955-04-12) 12 April 1955 (age 66)
Dumbarton, Scotland
Political partyLabour
Children2
WebsiteOfficial website

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